Greg is part of an RV club and they'd like a good web-based database to manage contacts, offer invoices, and get out information. Leo says that Capterra is a directory of business software. A really good resource to find the right app for the need. Also, check out Monday.com
Frank wants to timestamp PDF blueprints that he prints up, and he wants to be able to print them in order by group number and file name. He's created a database in excel to do this and then created a batch file. Leo says this is how programmers are born, by creating scripts and macros to streamline the workflow. Leo also says that a database program would be easier and can be done automatically. It would also allow him to create the PDF from the database and when he makes changes, the PDFs will be updated automatically.
Jim wants to know if he can create a database of all his phone numbers and print it out into a written guide. Leo says that every computer comes with the ability to do that. In Windows 7, Windows has an address book built in and once he inputs all the data, he'll be able to print it out.
Dave collects postage stamps and he has thousands of entries that he wants to input using voice dictation. Windows and Mountain Lion on the Mac side both have dictation capabilities built-in. There's also stamp collection databases that might be better suited to his needs. If he wants that voice capability, Dragon Dictate may be a good option.
Sybil, in the chatroom, says that Microsoft Access can import any database if she can point to it and see it. The chatroom believes it's SQL Server. So, there's a good chance she can use that option.